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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. hello, i'm christian fraser, and this is outside source. is donald trump in danger of pushing the republican party too bar? —— too far. a top republican senator issued this warning to the president over his recent criticism of attorney generaljeff sessions. if of attorney generaljeff sessions. jeff sessions is f will ifjeff sessions is fired, there will be holy hail to pay. this could be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency. police investigating the grenfell tower fire say they have reasonable grounds to suspect corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed. israel has yielded to days of palestinian street protests by removing all additional security measures around the al—aqsa mosque. 64 years ago the fighting ended in the war between north and south korea — we'll look at whether the north's recent missile tests are threatening that fragile peace. and if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is bbcos. throughout the first six months
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of this presidency the republicans hello, and welcome to outside source. throughout the first six months of this presidency the republicans on the hill have rallied to the president's side. they have defended his mistakes, they have tolerated his tweets, even when the attacks are on one of their own. but his very public criticisms of the attorney generaljeff sessions, a conservative and long time supporter of the president, may well be one step too far. particularly if removing sessions is the precursor to firing special prosecutor robert mueller. just take a listen to this from senator lindsay graham. ifjeff sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay. any effort to go afterjeff mueller could be the beginning of the end of the
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trump presidency. tonight, jeff sessions is appearing on fox news, the network says that he will be responding to criticisms from president trump. anthony ‘s care is in washington for us, the president putting pressure on the attorney, but he will be fighting back tonight on prime—time television? yes, andi on prime—time television? yes, and i have seen some excerpts from his interview, apparentlyjeff sessions will say that he was hurt by donald trump's criticism, but he goes on to defend donald trump, saying he is a strong president. i thinkjeff sessions walks a fine line, he wants to stay on as attorney general and does not want to resign, he wants to diffuse the situation somewhat. he has support in the senate, there have been people like lindsey graham who had come to his defence. they have been there for 20 years, they know him and trust him. they have support in
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the conservative media, one big donald trump supporter has taken the side ofjeff sessions in this ongoing feud. you may be picking a fight with his attorney general but it will not be over any time soon. he's not the only one coming in for public criticism. this is a tweet that he sent earlier today against the senator lisa markoski, from alaska. he said the following. these are alaska. he said the following. these a re really alaska. he said the following. these are really public attacks on what he views as the establishment of washington? exactly, donald trump campaigned asa washington? exactly, donald trump campaigned as a wild card, a free agent not afraid to take on the republican party establishment. he refers to republicans as "they", and not as "weak". with lisa murkowski, she ran in 2010 for re—election as a
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republican senator from alaska and lost in the primary due to a tea party conservative like a donald trump kind of personality. she ran asa trump kind of personality. she ran as a right into the general election, and beat him. she does not necessarily rely on grassroots republicans and i think she may have more of a mind towards what independent voters think rather than what donald trump can do by rallying the troops. anthony zurcher, stay with us, i want your thoughts on something else... not only is the president at odds with his attorney general — it would seem two of the most senior figures in his administration are at loggerheads too. anthony scaramucci — the new director of communications — appeared to suggest that his financial disclosure form had been leaked by reince priebus — the president's chief of staff. on wednesday, mr scaramucci tweeted — then deleted — this — "in light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. i will be contacting @fbi and the @thejusticedept #swamp @reince45. " it is worth pointing out as @politico did soon after —
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that in fact financial disclosures are public information. mr scaramucci later tweeted that he was not accusing priebus. @scaramucci "wrong! tweet was public notice to leakers that all sr adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @reincelis". end of story. well, it would have been. but then scaramucci called cnn this morning — and said this. when a journalist who actually knows who the leakers are, they know the lea kers. who the leakers are, they know the leakers. they explained that they know who the leakers are, i respect them for not telling me, they understand and respect journalistic integrity however, when i put out a tweet and put his name in the tweet, they assume it is him because the journalists know the leakers. if he wa nts to journalists know the leakers. if he wants to explain he is not a leaker,
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let him do that. it isn't meant to work this way, because reince priebus is meant to be the chief of staff, he's supposed the communications director, and he is meant to be reporting to him? exactly, in the traditional white house, they answer to the chief of staff but in this white house, scaramucci has a direct line to the president, and there are reports that scaramucci had dinner with president trump last night. before he went on twitter against reince priebus and the talk—show calling in. to say that scaramucci did not do this without the approval of donald trump would be a stretch, i think we are seeing reports now, even, from anonymous sources saying that donald trump has lost faith in his chief of staff, reince priebus. i think the writing is on the wall for him. it isn't a particularly tenable position that he finds himself in. the president likes it
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this way, he likes them all at loggerheads. i don't know if it is good for his recruitment. thank you very much, anthony zurcher in washington. on wednesday out of the blue donald trump tweeted this — today, a letter from today, a letterfrom the today, a letter from thejoint chiefs of staff, seen by reporters, said this... we will continue, it goes on... to treat all of our personnel with respect. laura bicker, he has put out this tweet but there are no instructions for the pentagon, that is it? they have finally issued a statement, they have said that they too are waiting on the white house
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for directions. you saw the letter to thejoint chiefs of staff, saying, hang on, we will wait. everything will stay as it is. this leaves several thousand members, transgender members of the us armed forces, in utter limbo. they wonder whether or not they will be discharged or whether or not they can continue to serve. if this goes ahead we have heard a number of court challenges are being prepared by the like of the american civil liberties union. court proceedings could be in the wings, when or if this goes ahead. let's look at the timing of this. when it comes to the timing, you have just timing of this. when it comes to the timing, you havejust heard of everything else going on in the white house. it's almost at war with itself, even with its two main members of staff. when it comes to why now, they may be trying to change the subject, for instance, all getting the conservative base on side. also, there was the little
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matter of a bill, alleged to have been going through congress which included taking out military provision and taking out spending money on transgender operations and transgender procedures. money on transgender operations and tra nsgender procedures. that money on transgender operations and transgender procedures. that bill was also including the border wall along with mexico. was trump trying to avoid a fight over this bill? and going ahead with this, without pentagon approval? that seems exactly what has happened. very interesting. laura bicker, good to see you. thank you for being with us on outside source. police investigating the grenfell tower fire say they have reasonable grounds to suspect corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed. a letter sent by the metropolitan police to grenfell residents says that both kensington and chelsea council and the kensington and chelsea tenant management organisation, which runs social housing in the borough have been told that there are grounds for considering corporate manslaughter charges against both organisations. frankie mccamley is in west london and explained what this statement means.
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corporate manslaughter, when police are investigating this comment they look at the company as a whole. they will not be looking at individuals. they will not be charging individuals. i have been here at a vigil taking place. a lot of families and relatives who lost loved ones, coming together to remember some of those who died in the fire, which happened a few hundred metres from where i am stirred. this announcement was made through a letter, as you mentioned. it was sent by the metropolitan police, who had been conducting a criminal investigation into the fire at the grenfell tower and they say they have seized a huge amount of material. they say they have carried out a number material. they say they have carried outa number of... material. they say they have carried out a number of... they have taken a number of witness statements. they saved from the initial assessment of all of the material, they have come to the conclusion that there are
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reasonable grounds to suspect that kensington and chelsea borough council and kensington and chelsea tenancy management organisation, the company operating the grenfell tower, may have committed the offence of corporate manslaughter. they also said that leaders of these two organisations are going to take pa rt two organisations are going to take part in police interviews in what they call "due course". as the information was coming through, we we re information was coming through, we were watching a vigil taking place and spoke to residents from the g re nfell tower, and spoke to residents from the grenfell tower, speaking to those who had lost families. some say they are extremely relieved to see this but others say they have completely lost faith in a lot of the services and want to see more action. they don'tjust want and want to see more action. they don't just want to see letters and want to see more action. they don'tjust want to see letters or hear words. we also spoke to the leader of kensington and chelsea council, elizabeth campbell, who said that she welcomed the move. she said that she welcomed the move. she said residents deserved answers and she would cooperate in any way possible. it is important to note
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nobody has been charged and this investigation is still ongoing. stay with us on outside source — still to come... 64 years ago, fighting ended in the war between north and south korea but the country never signed a peace deal. a us general today warned time is running out for a lasting peaceful folk because solution to the situation. —— lasting peaceful solution to the situation. figures out today reveal how many prisoners have been accidentally released from jails in england and wales. the ministry ofjustice says 71 inmates or suspects were incorrectly freed in the year to march — the highest number since records were first kept. meanwhile, the number of assaults was more than 26,000, with attacks on prison officers at a record high of more than 7,000. with me is our home affairs correspondent, june kelly. staff shortages, overcrowding, the
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prevalence of drugs like spies in jails means some inmates are out of control and a lot of the time and gang culture in jail, control and a lot of the time and gang culture injail, imported from the outside world —— spice. the prison officers association says the system is out of control but the government disagrees. they say there isa government disagrees. they say there is a recruitment drive going on to get more staff in which is underway. the justice secretary get more staff in which is underway. thejustice secretary david liddington today said these figures show the importance of improving safety a nd show the importance of improving safety and security in our prisons. this is outside source, our lead story... a senior republican has warned donald trump that firing special prosecutor robert mueller could be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency. let's have a look at what the bbc language services are reporting today... bbc arabic is reporting that france plans to set up "hotspots" in libya to process asylum seekers,
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in a bid to stem the flow of migrants to europe. president macron said the move would stop people not eligible for asylum from "taking crazy risks". this is one of our most watched videos online — truck loads of snow has arrived at a zoo in lapland so that resident polar bears have some snow to play in in the warm weather. and why not? palestinians have returned to a holy site in eastjerusalem for the first time in two weeks after israel removed controversial security measures. the complex is in the old city, and there have been intensive diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis involving the united states, saudi arabia and jordan. thousands pack the narrow streets. for nearly
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two weeks, most muslims into recent and did not go inside of this mosque. at first, israel blocked access after two policemen were shot dead at the al—aqsa mosque. then, palestinians refuse to enter in protest at new security measures from israel, but then they were removed. you can see how many people answering this call to prayer. palestinians saw the extra security asa palestinians saw the extra security as a way of israel extending control over the site, the third holiest place in the land and the most holy place in the land and the most holy place forjewish people. israel denied that. but when the crowd tries to force open a gate kept closed by israeli police, the mood of celebration turned sour. this is how muslim worshippers prayed in
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recent days. and streets outside of the old city walls, in occupied east jerusalem. until, overnight, scaffolding and barriers are dismantled, to cheers. already, israel removed metal detectors and cameras. translation: respect and appreciation for our people into recent. christians and muslims. it was their resistance and stea dfastness. was their resistance and steadfastness. as tensions rose this week, five palestinians were killed in clashes with israeli security forces. in this west bank settlement, a palestinian teenager stabbed to death three israelis in their home. now it is hoped the dangerous excavation will be reversed. i am confident that things will come down step—by—step. after all, it is our duty and policy to
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keep the status quo, enabling muslims, christians and jewish people to pray in their holy places. but this latest crisis has only deepened the mistrust between israelis and palestinians. just at a time when there are fresh international efforts to restart peace talks. ian and snell, bbc news, jerusalem. more bad tidings for the social media company, twitter. it's share price has tumbled following another disappointing set of results. this is what happened today — shares fell by more than 13%. but even more worrying is the fact that the value of the company has fallen by nearly 60% since it listed its shares back in 2013. let's get more on this with samira hussain in new york. samira hussainjoins us from new york. it is quite dramatic, isn't it? what has happened to twitter? boom,
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indeed. the big problem for twitter is it did not gain any more new users in the last three months of the year. to put that in perspective, in the last three months of this year, facebook added 70 million new users. that has a lwa ys 70 million new users. that has always been a big problem with twitter. we are not seeing a lot of user growth, which is really disappointing for the company. when you look at the advertising revenue, those sales were disappointing so investors are those sales were disappointing so investors a re not those sales were disappointing so investors are not very happy with twitter. they are struggle eyes -- struggling to monetise their user base. and what about amazon? sales have increased at 25% but when you look at profits for the quarter, that fell by 77%. that's really significant, that is because they
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have just been spending money, significant, that is because they havejust been spending money, hand over foot. they have been investing ina lot over foot. they have been investing in a lot of video streaming and they made that they purchase for the upscale supermarket, wholefoods. and what about the owner? he has become the richest man in the world, but because it is so dependent on the stock price amazon, when one amazon share hit $1071, he became the richest man in the world but whenever it dips lower, he gives up his spot... a cold sweat? exactly! i think he will get over it, i think he can sleep at night! he has $90 billion, i think he is ok! he can sleep at night! he has $90 billion, i think he is 0k!|j he can sleep at night! he has $90 billion, i think he is ok! i think he will be fine! thank you very much. twitter may be struggling to monetise its user base, but its rival facebook isn't suffering from the same problems. the silicon valley giant posted another set of bumper figures
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yesterday and it's looking to become a leader in the field of virtual reality. our technology reporter chris foxx has more. iam inside i am inside facebook‘s virtual reality chat room, which facebook saysis reality chat room, which facebook says is the most immersive way we will have conversations over the internet in future. rachel from facebookjoins me. why will people wa nt to facebookjoins me. why will people want to chat in this way?|j facebookjoins me. why will people want to chat in this way? i think you can see, we are here together even though we aren't in the same space. we are together with each other which is a special thing and i think that i can see you nodding, you can see my hand movements and you can see my hand movements and you get the idea of my body language just by being in facebook space with me. if! just by being in facebook space with me. if i want to change the view, you can pass me one of these grapes? cani you can pass me one of these grapes? can i take this from you? this is fun... and i put it into the centre... and now we are in someone's house... is this mark zuckerberg's house? there he is,
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with his dog. and there is his daughter, learning how to walk. ba by‘s eyed view daughter, learning how to walk. baby's eyed view of the house. it is very surreal. that looks like good fun. the virgin group has sold a 31% stake in its virgin atlantic airline to the french carrier air france—klm. in a joint statement, the two companies said that the deal would provide "convenient flight schedules with competitive fares and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits." good news for those of you heading off for your summer holidays. earlier we spoke to the chief executive of virgin atlantic— he explained what the deal could mean for the airline's customers. i think there is a number of different passengers it adds value for. for the virgin passengers who are in the uk, the biggest thing is how we can coordinate our frequent flyer programmes to offer more destinations they can earn m miles on, notjust destinations they can earn m miles on, not just delta destinations they can earn m miles on, notjust delta flights and other flights, but also the klm flights to everywhere they fly. plus, they can
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use those miles for virgin atlantic, frequent flyer miles to go to new places on air france and klm's network. we can make our programme quite a bit better. earlier, we had an update from a us army general. he said that time was running out for a peaceful solution to the north korea crisis, although he did support diplomatic efforts, doesn't everybody? that was the army's chief of staff and he said the most recent missile tests on the 4th ofjuly show that they are advancing faster than anyone expected. he added north korea is getting more dangerous as the weeks go getting more dangerous as the weeks 9° by getting more dangerous as the weeks go by and, no coincidence, he was asked for those comments. to the day it is 64 years since fighting ended in the war between north and south korea. in the north, they call it "victory day". this is the scene in pyongyang, and in south korea, a
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very different scene. this is south korea, they call it armistice day. military staff and international representatives gather near the border and call for restraint in the north. of course, the fighting ended 64 years ago. there never was a peace deal between the north and the south. the signs article sides signed an agreement here, part of the demilitarised zone between the two countries. you see how they face off against one another but it has a lwa ys off against one another but it has always remained a fragile peace, as karen allen reports from steel. the year of strategic patience with the north korean regime has failed. year of strategic patience with the north korean regime has failedm was a bitter civil war in the 19505 which led to a divided korean peninsula. since then, the north has
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tried to develop a nuclear weapons. initially with help from the russians. since then, we have seen five nuclear tests, mo5t russians. since then, we have seen five nuclear tests, most recently carried out only last year. and under kim jong—un, we carried out only last year. and under kimjong—un, we have also carried out only last year. and under kim jong—un, we have also seen the testing of the first intercontinental ballistic missile. we may not have a nuclear warhead yet but that could still be to come. even so, apart from military might and big headlines, what does having and big headlines, what does having a nuclear weapons give to north korea? most people in the west see nuclear weapons as a security guarantee and a deterrent against any foreign attack or invasion but in north korea it is more than that. they are 5ymbolic in north korea it is more than that. they are symbolic of the advanced technology, they are 5ymbolic they are symbolic of the advanced technology, they are symbolic of an instrument which makes the state more powerful and more capable. the leadership that leads the state
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narrative is that nuclear weapons and their delivery systems are a necessary condition to achieve economic prosperity. the north korean mindset i5 economic prosperity. the north korean mindset is abandoning the5e weapons i5 korean mindset is abandoning the5e weapons is abandoning hope for economic prosperity. the us has tried to put pressure on north korea to freeze its nuclear programme and has tried to get countries like china to apply what influence it can. but, nuclear potion sea is such an important part of the north korean p5yche that any kind of international ban is likely to be considered an assault on the country's national identity. studio: karen allen reporting from seoul. plenty more to come, we talk about the forest fires in france, the situation in venezuela and, if you are on antibiotics, should you finish the course? i will tell you all about it... hello and good evening. there is
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something wrong with the weather at the moment. a mix of sunshine and heavy april showers today. more this evening and overnight. eddie wants more recently in the south—east tend to ease away but we keep them going in the west, particularly further north in northern ireland, scotland and northern england, they could be heavy enough for a rumble of thunder. 12 or 13 degrees in cool air, not many showers in england and wale5 air, not many showers in england and wales on friday morning. decent 5un5hine before the cloud increa5e5 from the south—west, a scattering of showers further north. eventually, rain from england and wales. for mo5t rain from england and wales. for most of the day, the cricket at the oval, it may well be dry, not expecting any interruptions until the evening 5e55ion. but, showers further north. they keep going through the day in scotland and northern ireland and for a while in northern england. they could be heavy and blu5tery too, but some 5un5hine between those showers
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before the crowd thickens from the south—west and by mid to late afternoon, outbreaks of rain coming into wales, acro55 south—west england and, by the evening time, pushing towards the south—east. the highs are similar pushing towards the south—east. the highs are 5imilarto pushing towards the south—east. the highs are similar to today, up to 21 degrees. nothing particularly great for this time of year but wet weather pushes acro55 for this time of year but wet weather pushes across england and wale5 quickly through the evening and the first part of 95.4.4. .: :‘ “17:7 showers : jg; the south—east corner, showers in north—westceast .. 7 ,. the south—east corner, showers in north—west coast of , 7 , . the south—east corner, showers in north—west coast of this , . the south—east corner, showers in north—west coast of this area = the south—east corner, showers in north—west coast of this area of = the north—west coast of this area of low pre55u re. the north—west coast of this area of low pressure. dominant over the next few days. around the base, weather systems bring pul5e5 few days. around the base, weather systems bring pulses of rain and the next area of rain is still along the 5outh next area of rain is still along the south coast and through the english channel which pep up during the day. turning wet through the evening. a good 5lice turning wet through the evening. a good slice of sunshine and dry weather before we are back in those showers. some heavy in scotland, especially western scotland and northern ireland where temperatures area northern ireland where temperatures are a disappointing 16 or 17
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degrees. that develops through the evening and scoops away overnight. a lot of showers on sunday, especially towards the west where they are likely to be heavy and boundary with top temperatures of 21 degrees. cooler this weekend and some strong winds this weekend. sunshine at times, all is well with showers and some spells of rain as well. hello, i'm christian fraser, this is outside source. is donald trump in danger of pushing the republican party too far? a top republican senator issued this warning to the president over his recent criticism of attorney generaljeff sessions. ifjeff sessions '5 father, there will be wholly help pay. any effort to go after mullah could be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency. the bbc has been on the streets of caracas with the protestors. this is what normally ends up
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happening almost every day. for more than three months, protests end up in violent clashes. and if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is bbcos.
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